Good Mornin' All,
I am pretty inexperienced when it comes to cakes - but I do try! - I do mostly cookies .. I have worked with Fondant and BC with no problems ... so enuff of the History lesson ...
My problem is .. I have a cake to do this week-end, and Im not sure how to do what I want it to do .. buttercream w/2 layers of fondant. I want to do some cutouts around the side - on just the top layer of the Fondant. I have tried it several times with a dummy and I cant seem to keep it from cutting the bottom layer of fondant. I tried with just one layer, and it always "marks" the buttercream. Ive tried cutting them out off the cake but it distorts when I put it on ... Hope Im making sense!!
I could sure use your help!! If you can please! And TIA!
First I was going to say cut out the fondant before laying over the first layer ... but I suppose it would distort it.
To get a similar effect, maybe you could make cutouts out of the bottom color and stick them over the second layer of fondant.
Well, the way you do it is what you described, but it's very tricky to only cut off the top layer. I frankly wouldn't consider this a technique for a beginner. Even though I understand how it's done, I'm not sure I personally would attempt it for a customer's order.
Linda - I think that might be my only option - I didnt want to do that but when all else fails ...
Leahs - She's not really a "customer" Just my Daughter, but for a large party - but I did want to try something new - to learn and better myself - and I AM the adventurous kind So If I have the right idea (cutting it out ON the cake?) then I will keep on till I get it presentable - and then keep practicing!